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Samuel Adams Alpine Spring - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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2,506 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,506
Reviews: 572
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 40
Gots: 191 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BDIMike on 12-22-2011

Borne of our brewers’ many trips to Germany, Alpine Spring features a unique blend of lager attributes: the balanced maltiness and hoppiness of a Helles, the smoothness and slightly higher alcohol of a traditional spring bock, and the unfiltered appearance of a Kellerbier. The beer is brewed with Noble Tettnang hops to add a unique, bright orange-citrusy aroma and flavor.
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of jmarklan
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful cloudy golden with a dense white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Faint aroma, lager like. Hops are prevalent; orange/ citric, slight grapefruit. There's a touch of malt sweetness towards the end.

Tastes more balanced than the aroma. Hops lead towards orange, slight grain and honey. Light flavor, but very pleasant.

Feels light in body, the carbonation adds a little snap. Crisp and drinkable.

Overall: A nice springtime/ summertime brew.

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3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Red Robin after a run-in with Scratch 61.

A: The lager is hazy, opaque with a darker yellow-brown color. A sizeable head, over one finger, lingered for a few sips but didn't lace.

S: The nose is citrusy, hops adding a nice kick. The lager has a light fruitiness, augmenting the citrus. Breadiness finishes.

T: More fruity sweetness, the yeast bringing the flavor. The hops, for a lager (not to generalize), are quite strong, bringing an abundance of herbal citrus. Sweet and filling, the citrus and yeast come together nicely.

M: A surprise. Quite good with a yeasty citrus fullness.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a nice orange color body with a lot of tine bubbles going up the body, not a whole lot of head ot it. The smell is of lager yeast and some lemon notes. The taste is sweet of lemon and with no tartness to it. The mouth feel is really good and overall this is a very tasty beer.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 04-05-2012
Freshness: Best by July 2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Sam Adams perfect pint
Purchased: 12-pack from Kroger

Bought this in the Brewer's Choice variety pack.

Mostly clear but slightly hazy appearance. Color is honey yellow. The head is a couple of fingers high and white, with lacing and retention both good.

Aromas are floral with a lemon and citrus character. Taste is somewhat tart from the citrus flavors. Clean and sweet, with almost no bitterness. Really tasty overall.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing - highly carbonated with a medium body. Finish is balanced between tartness and sweetness.

Overall a nice combination of citrus and lager qualities. Well done and recommended.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of david131
3.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy orange liquid with some yellow highlights. There are many streams of rising carbonation giving way to a white head that is creamy and settles down to a modest covering leaving nice lacing.

S- White bread, citrus, pine, and that clean Noble hops/ lager finish.

T- Exactly the same as the aroma along with some definite malt sweetness. The hops don't really have much bite.

M- The body is definitely on the creamy aide and the carbonation lightens it up on the finish.

O- A nice warm weather beer from Sam Adams. Not super interesting, but I can appreciate what they are going for with it.

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3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

went on a beer run today found this beer marked down , thought what the hey. poured from the bottle into a mug. honey in color with a nice head and a lemon aroma. there is a bit of sweetness with the malt. overall it is another decent beer from the people at the boston beer company.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a somewhat hazy golden color with a copious amount of carbonation. It has a small, rocky, white head that doesn't stick around long, but leaves some spotted lacing.

S: Nice noble hop aroma consisting of floral, hay-like, and some grassy notes. There is a touch of toasted malts and clean yeast aromas. A bright lemon and orange citrus scent finishes it off.

T: Similar to the aroma, but the toasted malts make a bigger appearance here. The balance of hops and malts found in the nose is a bit off here. It does finish with a slight orange bite.

M: The body is on the lighter side and is quite smooth. Despite the appearance of a high carbonation level, it seems just fine regarding the feel.

O: This is a very good summer time lager. Readily available, refreshing, and easy to drink. I will certainly be revisiting this one during the summer months.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy yellow not much carbonation and a two finger head

S-Lemon, a little pledge like, wheat and a tad bit of orange

T-Close to pledge. The lemon is almost artificial. Some wheat and orange but the lemon flavor is off.

M-Light to medium bodied with some carbonation

O-Sam Adams needs to stop making beers with lemon flavors (This and Coastal Wheat) both are poor beers.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Players Sports Bar
San Marcos, CA

Hazy, burnt golden color with a creamy near-white head. This leaves some irregular dots and lines of lacing down the glass.

Floral and light citrus (lemon) hop presence, along with a bit of graham, and earth.

The flavor follows the aroma similarly, with floral hops, lemon, slight pepper, earth, and floral notes combining. Per the style, this is nice and very drinkable.

Medium bodied with high carbonation.

A decent enough lager. A good example of an unexciting style.

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Samuel Adams Alpine Spring from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
80 out of 100 based on 2,506 ratings.